Trey Anastasio performed at Pittsburgh’s Byham Theater last night, debuting the solo acoustic version of the sentimental Hoist track “If I Could,” as well as a long dormant solo song entitled “Empty House.”
After opening with the Joy cut “Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan,” Anastasio played fan favorites “Sample in a Jar” and “Fee.” He later dove into Farmhouse‘s “The Inlaw Josie Wales,” a track that hasn’t been performed by Phish in over 17 years, but has since become a staple of Trey’s solo repertoire.
On the tail end of his single set, the guitarist treated the audience to a jammed out “Piper”>“Chalkdust Torture” segment before wrapping things up with an older song, “Dirt,” and two newer compositions “Wingsuit” and “More.”
Anastasio’s encore featured a cut off of his 2006 solo album Bar 17 entitled “Empty House,” as well as the second performance of “Till We Meet Again,” an ode to his late friend Chris Cottrell. The evening closed with “Wilson.”
Trey Anastasio’s solo acoustic tour continues tonight with a sold-out show at Wilmington, Del.‘s Grand Opera House.
Check out last night’s full setlist, and watch “Empty House” as well as some banter with Anastasio talking about the origins of “If I Could” below:
Feb. 12, 2018
Byham Theater Pittsburgh, PA
Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Sample in a Jar, Fee, Everything’s Right, Water in the Sky, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Strange Design, Limb By Limb, If I Could*, Heavy Things, Ghost, Harry Hood, Piper > Chalk Dust Torture, Dirt, Wingsuit, More
Enc: Empty House^, Till We Meet Again, Wilson
Notes: *Solo acoustic debut ^Debut